Local News

  • Ghent P&Z recommends commission appoint Duncan zoning administrator

    After having their first choice for city zoning administrator vetoed by city commissioners, the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon, April 23, to consider recommendations for other candidates.

    In the end, Mayor William Mumphrey suggested resident Jack Duncan to the position, which is in charge of enforcing the city’s zoning ordinances. The commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of bringing Duncan’s name to be voted on at the next City Commission meeting.

  • Caring for Carroll’s Children

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. But victims’ advocate Leigh Ann Roberts, guest speaker at the Stand Up for Carroll County Kids event held April 20, said  “somebody should have called it Child Abuse Action month.” 

  • Tax refunds available for March 2 tornado victims

    Carroll County residents who suffered damage from the March 2 tornado and storms that moved through the area are eligible to have the sales and use taxes refunded for purchases made for building repair and replacement.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the General Assembly passed House Bill 255 allowing disaster relief on these taxes up to $6,000. Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law April 16.

  • First closure for Milton-Madison Bridge April 25-29

    The first brief closure of the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge by the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began 12:01 a.m. April 25 and will last through April 29.

    During the closure, project contractor Walsh Construction Co. will work around the clock to demolish the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison, Ind. to the bridge.

  • First readings held on C’ton city, utilities ‘12-13 budgets

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry hopes fiscal year 2012-13 will include the completion of the splash park and the beginning of phase two in the Point Park Master Plan, which would include a permanent river walk from Fifth Street to the overlook pier at the Two Rivers Campground.

    In his budget message, the mayor compared city government to a wagon wheel with the spokes representing the five departments. He said none can function without the support of the other and none is more important than the other.

  • County schools rank near top

    The Carroll County School District has spent several years integrating technology into the classroom and the workplace, and one national organization has taken note – ranking it fifth in the nation among districts of its size.

  • Council picks campground manager

    After bidding the position out three times, Carrollton City Council selected Frances Wyman as the contractor for the Two Rivers RV Campground Monday night.

    Councilman Kevin Craig made the motion, and Councilman Mike Gordon seconded it, contingent upon Wyman obtaining the required insurance and passing a background check.

    The city received two bids this last time, one from Wyman and the other from Donald Kindoll.

  • Campground Opening

    The Two Rivers Campground will officially open Friday, May 4 and will host local campers at no cost for Friday and Saturday as a kickoff event.  All campers residing in Carroll County are invited to enjoy a weekend of fun as a way to christen the campground. The ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 p.m.

    Those who wish to participate should contact the mayor’s office at 732-7051 to reserve a site.  City leaders said they expect a full house and encouraged residents to call as soon as they can. 

  • Webster left his imprint on Carrollton

    Carrollton lost a community leader, a small-business owner, a friend to many and a man committed to his family Monday morning with the death of Charlie Webster.

    Webster, 79, died early Monday, April 22 due to complications from kidney failure. (See obituary, Page 3.)

    Those who knew him were quick to offer their praise for the impact he had on Carrollton and Carroll County.

  • Mock crash shows students consequences of distracted driving

    A teenager driving drunk with two passengers in the car collides head-on with an SUV driven by a teenager who was texting and driving, carrying a front-seat passenger and a baby in the backseat, neither wearing seatbelts. Beer cans and pill bottles litter the ground. Three people die, two are rushed to the hospital and one is arrested.

    This did not actually happen.

    It was a mock crash set up by the local emergency service agencies for educational purposes. But it is a scenario that could happen if people make poor choices.